Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Premier Financial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.4807759125078 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) opened at 18.43 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.20 and a 200-day moving average of $20.00. The company has a market cap of $196.43 million, a PE ratio of 13.87 and a beta of 0.49. Premier Financial Bancorp has a 12 month low of $16.29 and a 12 month high of $22.20.

Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The bank reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter. Premier Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 20.43%. The company had revenue of $17.40 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Premier Financial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.45%.

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Premier Financial Bancorp Company Profile

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc (Premier) is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiaries (the Banks or Affiliate Banks) consist of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, Inc, Vanceburg, Kentucky and Premier Bank, Inc, Huntington, West Virginia. Through the Banks, the Company focuses on providing community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

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